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The Benefits of Physical Activity

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2/10/16 2:29 PM

The benefits of regular physical activity are enormous. In addition to weight management, stress relief and an improved sense of well–being, the performance of regular physical exercise reduces the risk of many diseases and conditions, improves the overall quality of one’s life and helps maintain the functional independence of older adults. 
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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, types of exercise, health, physical benefits, weight management, regular activity, exercise, stress relief, health benefits

Health-Related Physical Fitness

Posted by EHE Blogger

4/14/15 4:42 PM

 

The Journal of American Medicine reports that more than one-third (approximately 79 million) U.S. adults are obese. Obesity has been shown to be a significant risk factor for “heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.” The kicker is that these obesity-related conditions are the leading causes of preventable death. Yes, preventable death. Fortunately, these issues can be resolved by becoming and/or staying physically fit. 


While people usually subscribe to the notion that physical fitness is for athletes and models, this article will present physical fitness as a preventive healthcare measure for everyone.

 

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Topics: preventive healthcare, healthy living, types of exercise, cardiorespiratory, mobility, physical fitness

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